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AAFC launches initiative to connect farmers and consumers

The AgriCommunication Initiative aims to promote consumer awareness of Canada’s agriculture sector. Projects will also help enhance trust in sustainability, animal care and efforts to reduce food waste.

B.C. partners with growers on tree fruit stabilization

The stabilization project, led by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries in consultation with an external advisory committee made up of key stakeholders, was launched in February 2021.

Province funds Ontario food marketing projects

The Ontario government is investing $1 million annually to promote locally grown food. Up to $100,000 is available for marketing projects that encourage Ontarians to buy fresh, local agri-food products.
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Beyond the weeds: Looking back to move forward

Pandemic-related disruptions to supply chains, combined with limits on the kinds of chemical controls registered for use in Canada, have many growers taking a closer look at low-input weed management. While organic growers have wrestled with the challenge for years, Wisconsin sustainable horticulture instructor Sam Oschwald Tilton took his love of metalwork as the starting point. » Read more...

Growing Horticulture: Opportunities

What’s in store for the future and where are the opportunities for engaging the next generation of horticulturalists? Where does technology fit in, and how can the industry collaborate to promote the opportunities that exist in the sector? Our panellists discuss how the collective industry can communicate and promote the opportunities that a career in horticulture can bring. » Read more...